Winter 2003

Cover:  A pair of ducks rise with the opening rays of daylight in Rick Hill's "Morning Mallards".

Patience paid for Terry Ratliff. The Floyd County resident hunted four days before he finally downed Kentucky’s potential new state record bull elk during the 2003 hunt. Join Ratliff and five other hunters in their quest for bull elk in eastern Kentucky in patience rewarded.

For the first three years of Kentucky’s modern day elk hunts, only 12 people each year had the chance to hunt these animals. Beginning in 2004, the number of hunters will increase to 40. Read more about it in elk permits increase.

All Wild About Kentucky’s Environment, or AWAKE, is the state’s first virtual encyclopedia of Kentucky’s outdoors. Discover interesting facts and see what you can learn on AWAKE.

Waterfowl hunters traditionally travel to western Kentucky’s big lakes and rivers in search of ducks and geese. But more waterfowlers are discovering good hunting close to home. Learn the techniques for hunting farm ponds in puddle jumpers.

Have the itch to fish but the bass aren’t biting? Try your luck this winter for trout in two eastern Kentucky lakes in Sunday afternoon lakes.